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politics2.jpgThis category covers footage of trade unions, communism, protest, revolution and terrorism.
People’s Holiday, late 40’s, is just one of many May Day documentaries in Contemporary’s footage library. 1916 archive footage of the Easter Uprising in Ireland showing the ruins of Dublin after the battle. Free Voice politics.jpgof Labour covers the history of America’s famous Yiddish Anarchist paper. Exclusive footage of Fidel Castro, Aaron Copeland and Dimitri Shostakovich attending the Cultural and Scientific World Conference in the late 1940’s. Rare footage of the Peekskill incident when anti-communist whites organized and attacked a Communist Party outing, smashing buses and injuring those in them whilst the police stood by. Our section on unions contains portrayals of women activists from the US and Britain as well as archive material going back to the 30s. From Latin America comes footage of the grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo searching for their lost children and grandchildren.
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Cars on the highway at night

country of origin: United States

Agricultural tools

country of origin: Angola

"Debs for President" poster / The Socialist Party

country of origin: United States

People wave

country of origin: Cuba

Colour: fireworks

country of origin: Israel

Assembly meet in Bordeaux. Talk of surrender

country of origin: France

Branding cattle

country of origin: Angola

1911 Man Chu Ching Dynasty collapses

country of origin: Czech Republic

War veterans marching in Culver City, California

country of origin: United States

Helicopter, police

country of origin: United Kingdom

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